Speaker: Alex Bouchard-Cote, Department of Statistics, The University of British Columbia
Title: Statistical/computational phylogenetics
Abstract: I will start with a basic introduction to phylogenetics from a statistical and computational point of view. I will then describe some non-standard motivating applications in historical linguistics and cancer genetics. Finally, I will cover a methodology motivated by challenges encountered in these applications, which we call Divide-and-Conquer Sequential Monte Carlo methods.
The slides for this talk can be found here.